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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
from jack welch who used to run general election. a man who most people would argue knows a bit about how economic data is created. >> i wouldn't put anything past this administration. >> right before a big earnings release. it's all of a sudden hp would have solid 50 times or 100 times more computers or printers literally the day before would you have questioned that a bit. >> oh how convenient that the rate drops for the first time in 43 months, five weeks before the election. >> some people will be very cynical that a government number would come out this great on the eve of the election. >> well, i think it's pretty significant for the first time in nearly four years of this administration that we've gotten down to below 8%. >> large sections of the country don't believe data, not that it's considered gospel. >> cenk: that's an ms nbc at the end. they've never questioned numbers, and now they're saying it's rock solid. now it's not in their favor? me? i don't know about those numbers. that's the reality. that's unemployment numbers you see it going up. as it was going up, they nev
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Oct 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
and significant decrease in the unemployment rate. jack welch, he went to as far to suggest that the numbers may be manipulated by the obama administration. do you think that the numbers add up? >> i think the suggestion that the numbers was cooked is relatively ridiculous. that being said. economists at the labor department will admit freely that there is a lot of margin of error in these numbers. a month after each job report these numbers are revised upward or downward. the question of the number came out of the household survey, 800,000 plus number, there is a lot of margin for error, possibly as much as 400,000. that is admitted by folks within the labor department, as well. i think you can't get too hung up on the overall numbers because typically these are revised upward or downward. that tends to happen a month later when we stop paying attention. >> heather: what will the numbers do in terms of swaying voters' opinions, specifically undecided voter? do you expect to see a change in the polls as a result of this? >> it's a tough question. i generally think the jobs reports do not move as
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